According to a report from News Star, the Monroe (LA) Fire Department (MFD) has unveiled a 107-foot aerial ladder truck, Ladder 5, on Monday at the town’s Public Safety Center. The cost of the new truck was about $1 million.
MFD Chief Terry Williams said Ladder 5 will be housed at Station #5, currently being built on Breard.
Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis noted that the town’s Class 1 rating, which is based on how well the department can protect the city.
Williams said the city made a $1 million investment to support MFD firefighters and the department’s ability to provide quality service.
Ladder 5 brings the total number of trucks able to respond to high-rise and commercial fires in Monroe to seven. Williams said it’s vital to reach tall windows as well as be able to break thicker glass when responding at those heights.